Mental As Anything Festival: Happy Sad Man
Settle in for a charming and uplifting insight into the lives of five very different Australian men. Following her smash hit I Am Eleven, Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey was inspired to find more diverse and positive portrayals of men exploring their emotional selves. We journey from Bondi Beach to the outback; we laugh and cry alongside a war photographer traversing global conflict zones, we visit a farmer and outreach worker from rural Victoria, a musical nomad and a sensitive dog-loving artist. Each portrait is an intimate and heartwarming look into vulnerability, friendship and compassion.
Why You Should See This Film
Touching, funny and tender, Happy Sad Man gives unforgettable voice to the complex emotional landscapes we can all traverse. This must-see documentary is set to shine a light on and change the dialogue around masculinity and mental health today. Exploring hopes, anxieties, joy and darkness the raw vulnerability of these stories will inspire you to hold some of the men in your life that bit closer.
Presented by Paramount Recreation Club for Mental As Anything Festival
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This special event screening will include a live Q&A with director Genevieve Bailey and documentary subject (and multidisciplinary artist) David Capra.
- Year: 2019
- Rating: Unclassified
- Director: Genevieve Bailey
- Duration: 120 minutes
- Language: English